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Departmental Liaisons I Instructional Support I Materials I Off-Campus Access I Research Assistance I Technology, Media & Printing I Test Proctor Service

Departmental Liaisons

If you have questions regarding library services and/or resources, please feel free to contact your departmental liaison. 

Ronelle Thompson, Director

Lisa Brunick, Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator

Liaison to First Year Seminar, School of Education, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, & MS in Genetic Counseling

Craig Johnson, Media Services Librarian

Liaison to International Programs Office, Communications, Exercise & Sports Sciences, Nursing, MS in Athletic Training, and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Krista Ohrtman, Access Services Librarian 

Liaison to Civitas, English, Government/International Affairs, History, Journalism, Philosophy/Classics, Religion, Theatre, & Sioux Falls Seminary

Ana Olivier, Government Documents & Cataloging Librarian

Liaison to Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, School of Music, Art, Anthropology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, & Physics

Kelly Thompson, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Liaison for Open Educational Resources (OER); Liaison to School of Business & Economics, Biology, and MA in Sports Administration and Leadership

Instructional Support

Information Literacy/Research Instruction

The Augustana library plays a critical role in supporting and encouraging the learning process and promoting information literacy. Students and faculty are faced with an information environment that continues to increase in quantity and complexity. We believe that in an information rich, democratic society the leaders of the future must be able to use information effectively and ethically. The library’s program of information literacy focuses on librarians collaborating with faculty to ensure that students know how to locate, evaluate, synthesize and utilize information, regardless of format. Instruction ranges from a single visit to an integrated, series of visits to support student learning and research. To schedule a librarian visit, contact Lisa Brunick or your departmental liaison.

Library & Canvas

Librarians can help faculty link to articles, e-books, e-book chapters, or streaming media within their LMS course. We can also help build a block with a link to a subject or course guide and the librarian’s contact information. Your library liaison can also provide learning modules on scholarly/trade/popular journals, the research process, annotated bibliographies, and citation styles.

Media Production

Media Services provides a variety of equipment and software to support faculty and students in creating and editing images, video, presentations, and other multimedia projects. Craig Johnson can assist with the design, implementation, and training for media-based assignments as well as media-enriched instructional projects.

Online/Canvas Course Design

Lisa Brunick is available to provide instructional design support to faculty as they plan, develop and deliver online content. Lisa employs her knowledge of learning theory, pedagogy, instructional technology, and assessment throughout the course design process.



All full and part-time employees of Augustana, Kairos, and the South Dakota ELCA Synod have borrowing privileges at the Mikkelsen Library. Your ID serves as the library card and must be presented when using library services. Library materials are checked out to faculty, administrators, and support staff for 6 months except for items in Ole's Oasis which may be checked out for 4 weeks. All Augustana and Kairos employees may check out media (video cassettes and DVDs, etc.) for 3 weeks. While Mikkelsen Library does not charge faculty and staff fines for overdue materials, they are expected to return items in a timely fashion so that others may use them. 

Equipment/Media Requests

Audio-visual equipment is available for use by Augustana faculty & staff. Contact Media Services (605.274.4920 or to schedule delivery and pick-up of A-V equipment to your office or classroom. 

E-Reserves & Reserves

The library supports both traditional (print) reserves as well as electronic reserves. Traditional reserves are made available at the main (circulation) desk of the library. The library's electronic reserves are only available to students registered for a particular class. Augustana students access e-reserves via their Canvas account. If you need assistance with e-reserves for your Canvas course, please contact Lisa Brunick (605.274.4921)

Interlibrary Loan

As part of Mikkelsen Library, the Interlibrary Loan Department works to facilitate and support the teaching, learning, and scholarship of Augustana University and Sioux Falls Seminary students, faculty and staff. The Interlibrary Loan staff (Becky Folkerts) strive to provide accurate, timely, and consistent service in a courteous and informed manner in order to provide the best service to our users. Faculty can place ILL orders by using the Interlibrary Loan link found in the library catalog and many of the library's electronic databases/resources. Users can send an e-mail to, or call the library at 605.274.4921. Printouts of items needed are also accepted at the Circulation Desk. The patron’s name and email or phone should be printed clearly on each printout. Most articles will be delivered electronically to the faculty's e-mail address. Books and media will be delivered to the designated location in their academic building.

Materials Purchase Request

The library welcomes recommendations from faculty regarding acquisitions of materials. Faculty should contact their departmental liaison.

Mikkelsen Express Delivery

Media Services staff will deliver DVDs, CDs and other media available at Mikkelsen Library, to your mailbox, office or classroom. Contact Media Services (605.274.4920 or to reserve and schedule delivery of videos or other media. Mikkelsen Express is a delivery service available to faculty and staff only. It will be delivered to your academic building within 24 hours of the request. Interlibrary Loan requests will also be delivered via Mikkelsen Express. Faculty/staff may also return items (ILLs, media, books etc.) to the designated space in their academic building for retrieval by library staff. This service is available Monday through Friday. 

Off-Campus Access

The library offers faculty and staff off-campus access to the library's electronic resources via a proxy server. The login is now your myaugie/Canvas login. Watch a tutorial! For password information or to report a problem, call the library (605.274.4921) or e-mail a librarian (

Research Assistance

Augustana University librarians are available to assist faculty with their research projects. Your librarian liaison can meet with you to discuss topics such as search strategies, interlibrary loan, setting up content alerts, and citation management.

Technology, Media Production & Printing

Media Services provides laptops, projectors, screens, cameras, video cameras, microphones, MP3 players/recorders, slide projectors, overhead projectors, CD players, DVD and Blu-ray players for checkout. Large poster printing and 3D printing are available in Media Services. Information regarding design and pricing is available on the Media Services website

Test Proctor Services

Mikkelsen Library provides proctoring services without charge. The proctor policy articulates the procedures for professors and students. Ginger Konz ( - 605.274.4921) is the library’s coordinator of proctoring services. Any full-time library staff member may serve as the proctor. Professors must complete the Proctor Request Form before students can schedule exam times. There is no designated enclosed area for testing. Students will be seated near the staff area, but library staff will only provide occasional monitoring. After the Proctor Request Form has been received, students can arrange the test time by e-mailing Students may not begin an exam within 90 minutes of the library closing.